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London: Tower of London and Changing of the Guard Experience

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See the royal landmarks of London on a 4-hour walking tour, and discover hidden sites known only to locals. Visit the medieval Tower of London to see the famous “Beefeaters.” Then, cruise down the River Thames towards Buckingham Palace.


  • See the famous 'Beefeaters' of the Tower of London
  • Shuttle down the River Thames on a panoramic river boat
  • Watch the Changing of the Guards ceremony from a prime position
  • Learn the history of English kings and queens
  • Be among the first to see the Crown Jewels with early access and skip-the-line


Experience the best of royal London on a half-day sightseeing tour, exploring the historic landmarks of the city center, and cruising down the River Thames. Meet at the Tower of London, home to the famous Yeoman Warders (“Beefeaters”), and a former prison that witnessed the execution of 3 English queens! Marvel at the Crown Jewels of the English monarchy, including orbs, swords, crowns, and scepters. Go to the White Tower where the “Princes in the Tower” was held before being murdered, allegedly by Richard III. With early entrance to the Tower, you will be among the first to see the ceremonial opening by the Yeomen Warders. Depart the Tower and cruise down the River Thames on board a shuttle boat. Admire the sights en route, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe. Upon arrival at the Embankment, and depending on time, stroll over to watch the Changing of the Guards ceremony, either at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade. Your guide will put you in a prime position for the best views of the crowded event, and provide a colorful commentary as the pageant unfolds. End your morning tour at Buckingham Palace, the official residence of many members of the British Monarchy. Upon booking, you may choose to upgrade your tour, so it includes a ticket to Buckingham Palace. If you choose to upgrade your tour, your City Wonders representative will escort you inside Buckingham Palace which only opens its doors to visitors two months each year. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to catch a rare glimpse into the private residence of the Royals. Tickets are hard to come by, but our entrance is pre-booked, which means access is guaranteed and there will be no lines to wait in. Boasting lavish apartments and sparkling these rooms house some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection. With the official Buckingham Palace audio guide, you’ll learn all about the palace’s history and traditions as you stroll through the palace and its gardens taking in the beauty of this picturesque royal setting. Experience the grandeur and history of Royal London like never before and witness the magic of this iconic city firsthand.


Guide Boat ride on the River Thames Walking tour from Embankment to Buckingham Palace VIP early-access ticket to the Tower of London including Opening Ceremony (if option selected) Changing of the Guard ceremony (weather permitting) Entry tickets to Buckingham Palace (if option selected) Headsets when appropriate to hear your guide

Important Information

  • If your tour starts later than 9 AM, due to time constraints, the changing of the guards ceremony cannot be included in the itinerary and will be replaced with an extended walking tour
  • If you book your tour on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, you’ll experience the change of the Household Cavalry

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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